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Old 10-05-2007, 12:21 AM   #1
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LXer: Freedomware?


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Freedomware is not intended as a term to replace Free Software or Open Source Software aka FOSS, FLOSS. These terms have their niche and place in society. They are well established and we are all better for it. The Free Software movement was not created to have mass market appeal it was created to address a serious issue. The right for mankind to use technology and to improve upon it given that the progress is shared freely. Free of charge yes as the very nature of its progress depends on it. But more important is that it is free as in freedom. Open Source Software on the other hand does have a mass market appeal and was created as a means to maximize the inclusion of various interests professional and otherwise.

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